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Old 03-04-2016, 07:23 PM   #21
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Only one of the choices has an association with cyanide, which might be unhealthful....
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Oh my. Now I too remember what Brazil nuts were called. It was also my grandpa who used the vile term. Although an educated man his southern racist background came increasingly to the fore in his dotage, embarrassing us to no end.
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Peanuts vs. Almonds
Which kind of nut is better for you?
No fair looking it up...
So the answer is the same if the questions was:

Which kind of nut is worse for you?

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Old 03-04-2016, 07:51 PM   #24
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Before people get too worried about the old name for Brazil nuts, I received a box of mixed nuts as a present when I was in the Air Force in the early 70's. Several of the people in the office gathered around to share. One white girl called them by the name not mentioned and then covered her mouth in embarrassment when she realized what she had said in front of the black girl at her side. The black girl started laughing and said "don't worry , that's what we call them too!".
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very funny..
+1 The fresh ones are a bit on the soft side though.
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+1 The fresh ones are a bit on the soft side though.
Yes, but they can have quite a kick to them.
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http://www.marksdailyapple.com/the-d...guide-to-nuts/

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Of all Primal-approved food categories, none is more bedeviling to even seasoned followers of the lifestyle than nuts. The questions never end. What is a nut? When you’ve got all these nut-like gymnosperms, drupes, and legumes masquerading as nuts, what even qualifies as an actual nut? Does it even matter? Or phytic acid. Is it or isn’t it a problem? And soaking — am I supposed to soak every type of nut, just some nuts, or none of them? Aren’t nuts really high in omega-6s, which we’re supposedly trying to limit or at least balance with our omega-3 intake? How do we reconcile that conflict? Why is “hazelnut” one word, while “pine nut” is two?
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Up until about two years ago I was convinced I was allergic to all nuts, tree nuts and peanuts (which are a legume as others pointed out). Once, when I was a kid, I ate something loaded with walnut pieces not realizing it until I was about halfway through. I had previously eaten granola bars with almond pieces in it unknowingly. No issues. So one day, I grabbed a handful of almonds and told my wife, "watch me." Before she could stop me, I ate a couple of almonds... no issue.

I know I'm allergic to peanuts. How allergic? I don't know. I get hives if it touches my skin and my eyes water when someone else is shelling peanuts nearby. That's enough for me. Sister goes into anaphylaxis, so we all pass on peanuts.

Since my reckless experiment, I've incorporated almonds into my daily diet, along with walnuts and macadamia nuts each several times a week. Good for you, good source of healthy fats and sustaining energy!

Peanuts suck. ;-)
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almonds (not fried almonds) are healthier than peanuts.
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Early Introduction to Allergenic Foods May Be the Key to Preventing Kids Allergies

I've been saying this for years, but it was just my opinion. Of course I always used to say that eventually science would figure out that chocolate and lard are good for you. Maybe people should start listening to me. Nah, I'm still wrong way more than I'm right (according to DW).

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For decades, pediatricians and other health experts argued that parents should delay a child’s exposure to so-called allergenic foods such as peanuts, eggs, wheat and cow’s milk. But in recent years that belief has changed and now researchers are eager to prove early introduction, not avoidance, is actually the key to preventing serious food allergies.
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almonds (not fried almonds) are healthier than peanuts.
Naah..they're all dead when I eat 'em.
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Huh! What about Corn Nuts?
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Before the thread dies... here's LiveStrong's take on the question.

Nutrition of Peanuts Vs. Almonds | LIVESTRONG.COM

For me, a side issue... the price of Almonds is about 3 times the price of the same weight in peanuts.
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Which is more "healthy"?

Almonds.JPG Peanuts.JPG
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Since they are the healthy ones, I picked up a big bag of almond M&ms
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I thought it was peanuts that were healthy. Oh no now the Ben & Jerry's Peanut Butter Fudge I bought isn't healthy? At 300 calories for a half cup it better be something.
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So all these years Mr. Peanut has been running a shell game?
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I've been saying this for years, but it was just my opinion. Of course I always used to say that eventually science would figure out that chocolate and lard are good for you. Maybe people should start listening to me. Nah, I'm still wrong way more than I'm right (according to DW).
"For decades, pediatricians and other health experts argued that parents should delay a child’s exposure to so-called allergenic foods such as peanuts, eggs, wheat and cow’s milk. But in recent years that belief has changed and now researchers are eager to prove early introduction, not avoidance, is actually the key to preventing serious food allergies."

That should say 'some pediatricians'. DW who is a pediatrician ate peanuts in all of her pregnancies and all of the children got peanuts as infants. They would been considered relatively high risk for allergies given family histories. Peanut allergy in 1 out of 4.

I'm a big believer in the 'if it doesn't kill you it makes you stronger' philosophy. It's seems likely that in our obsession to be 'clean' that we are not being exposed to enough germs at an early enough age. This is one of the current theories as to why we are seeing so much asthma in high resource countries.
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